Catering Assistant / Catering Porter

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Organisation
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Reference
VAC-365394
Location
Stockport
Salary
£18,546 - £19,918 pro rata
Job Type
Expiry Date
28/10/2021

Catering Assistant / Catering Porter

 

Band 2

Main area Catering
Grade Band 2
Contract Permanent
Hours Part time - 15 hours per week (Monday to Sunday Lunchtime/Evening Shift)
Job ref 362-A-21-3548530

Site Stepping Hill
Town Stockport
Salary £18,546 - £19,918 pro rata per annum
Salary period Yearly
Closing 28/10/2021 23:59

 

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise:  ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

We Care

  • About each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • The communities we serve
  • The environment
  • We support them and deliver on their promises

We Respect

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We Listen to

  • Each other
  • Our patients and their families
  • Our partners
  • We act and learn from what we hear

 

Job overview

15 hours per week 5 x 3 hour shifts Monday to Sunday11.30 to 14.45 or 16.30 to 19.45.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the catering department at Stockport NHS Trust. The role is part of the team providing the lunchtime service on site. The role breaks down into two parts it involves working on a conveyor belt assembling patient meal request`s, the sanitising and cleaning the crockery and cutlery upon returning from the wards.

You will be paid enhanced rates for weekends and bank holidays.

 

Main duties of the job

The work is fast paced and enjoyable.You will be provided with a uniform, training and a locker. We have a generous pension scheme available and work in a modern purpose built facility. If you feel you can make a difference to our service we want to hear from you.

To provide a hands on contribution to all areas within the catering department for maintaining the hygienic standards of food and beverage production and service. Undertake the cleaning of the main kitchens, restaurants, retail outlets and involvement in supporting the patient food service. 

Working for our organisation

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community health services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport.

There are many great reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.

We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be seen on our website.

We care

We respect

We listen

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To undertake food service duties in staff kitchen and visitor restaurant and all other retail outlets.
To assist in the patient and restaurant food production kitchen as directed by the management team (preparation, cooking and storing).
Assist in the service of food items as required.
To prepare the patient meal service area with the necessary service equipment, cutlery, crockery meal trays, food etc. Portioning, plating and service of Patients Meals.
To ensure that all food is served is of a high standard, mindful of portion control, meal content, correct temperatures and food presentation.
To assist with the safe and effective cleaning of meal service areas and equipment after service.
To operate cash tills (EPOS) ensuring adherence and compliance with the trusts cash handling policy
Dealing with telephone enquiries, recording messages and referring calls within the department as appropriate.
Undertake temperature monitoring and complete the necessary documentation as required.
To attend in-house and external training sessions as required
To be responsible for the correct operation of cleaning equipment and dish washing and pot washing machinery
Refilling and cleaning of the hot food vending machine and the recording of food loaded.
To be able to dismantle and reassemble equipment being cleaned.
Carrying out cleaning duties in accordance with Departmental Specifications and cleaning schedules. (Pan wash, Kitchen cleaning, Fridge/freezer, Stores...etc.) .
Disposing of food waste and refuse safely and hygienically.
Assist in the cleaning of all containers, crockery, and cutlery used in the service to Patients, Staff, and Visitors.
To undertake basic food preparation duties, including breakfast production, preparing vegetables, fruit, salads, sandwiches, filled rolls and items for cold buffets etc.
To serve and present meals and beverages in a friendly and courteous manner at all times and refer any complaints immediately to a supervisor or manager.
To report any accidents/ incidents immediately to a supervisor or manager.
To undertake training of colleagues through demonstrations and working alongside them.
The post holder will be required to work in any section of the catering department as directed by the management team and carry out cleaning and associated duties appropriate to that section.
Using the uniforms provided and meeting the required standards of dress including the displaying of name badge

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria

Previous catering experience

Desirable criteria

Cooking & Cleaning experience

Qualifications

Essential criteria

Basic literacy

Desirable criteria

Level 2 food hygiene

Skills

Essential criteria

Manual dexterity

Desirable criteria

Able to work under pressure

Knowledge

Essential criteria

Food hygiene knowledge

Desirable criteria

Ability to learn

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

Please note that all correspondence will be via your NHS Jobs account. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. Please also note that Stockport NHS Foundation Trust are unable to refund Interview expenses or re-location costs.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfills the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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